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103. rec 92. As I mentioned before, I believe it is a tactic to gain support from the center-right. nm
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  -If the Administration didn't agree with Gibbs, they would have said so LostinVA  Aug-11-10 10:28 AM   #0 
  - One Would Think So...n/t  Steely_Dan   Aug-11-10 10:29 AM   #1 
  - Oh definitely.  Starry Messenger   Aug-11-10 10:31 AM   #2 
  - That's how I saw it, too  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:33 AM   #6 
     - I think they are playing a dangerous game.  Starry Messenger   Aug-11-10 10:36 AM   #17 
        - The swing voters I know are not voting dem or for Obama again. They think it's  RKP5637   Aug-11-10 10:37 AM   #20 
        - neither are the ones I know. They are either looking for a third party or will stay home  Lorien   Aug-11-10 10:48 AM   #41 
        - It should be an interesting year, to say the least!  Starry Messenger   Aug-11-10 10:53 AM   #46 
           - Somehow, some think an economy can be run without employment and  RKP5637   Aug-11-10 11:40 AM   #62 
        - Oh, I agree  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:38 AM   # 
        - Now I want a Hot Pocket  Starry Messenger   Aug-11-10 10:42 AM   #32 
           - I had a very cheesy homemade bean burrito last night for dinner  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:45 AM   #37 
        - I agree. Swing voters don't hear that sort of thing anyway &  TBF   Aug-11-10 05:36 PM   #89 
           - DUer RainDog turned me on to a great documentary  Starry Messenger   Aug-11-10 06:14 PM   #92 
  - Why WOULDN'T the administration agree with Gibbs? Does Obama think he is like Bush?  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 10:32 AM   #3 
  - Damn, did that spinning make you dizzy?!  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:33 AM   #8 
  - That says much more about you (and your inability to read his comments) than it does about him. n/t  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 10:37 AM   #19 
     - I was talking about you, and the majority here seem to read the same way I do  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:39 AM   #24 
        - If that is true, that just indicates that the majority here are wrong (not that Gibbs was attacking  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 10:41 AM   #31 
           - giggle  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:46 AM   #38 
           - i have a friend like you, used to a be a total drunkard..  frylock   Aug-11-10 11:08 AM   #56 
           - Interesting argument. So the Iraq war was a good idea because of its popularity?  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 11:10 AM   #58 
              - talk to obama..  frylock   Aug-11-10 12:49 PM   #75 
           - More importantly, he was attacking Left ideas  blindpig   Aug-11-10 11:52 AM   #64 
              - He was attacking people who thought single payer is currently politically feasible. Not the idea.  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 11:56 AM   #68 
                 - That's bullshit.  blindpig   Aug-11-10 12:06 PM   #69 
                 - If a majority really favored single payer, they would elect Senators who supported it.  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 12:10 PM   #70 
                    - That's hysterical  blindpig   Aug-11-10 12:34 PM   #73 
                       - Not only did no such critter exist because they couldn't withstand  bluethruandthru   Aug-11-10 12:48 PM   #74 
                       - And who chooses who makes it to the finals? n/t  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 04:31 PM   #81 
                          - Those who have the money to float an election bid.  blindpig   Aug-11-10 04:48 PM   #84 
                          - Last time I checked, voters in primaries chose candidates. n/t  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 04:58 PM   #85 
                             - I don't mean to jump into a conversation...  disillusioned73   Aug-12-10 10:30 AM   #105 
                             - duplicate  disillusioned73   Aug-12-10 10:30 AM   #106 
                          - The corporate media. They control the public debate. eom  NorthCarolina   Aug-11-10 06:06 PM   #91 
                             - BINGO! n/t  ProfessionalLeftist   Aug-12-10 07:12 AM   #102 
                 - I disagree. If he supported single payer, there would be nothing wrong with saying so.  rhett o rick   Aug-12-10 10:43 AM   #108 
  - Hogwash. Gibbs didn't do or say anything that this administration  EFerrari   Aug-11-10 10:35 AM   #15 
  - Isn't that my point? Why is it surprising that Obama doesn't think he is like Bush, or that his  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 10:38 AM   #23 
     - Pathetic. n/t  EFerrari   Aug-11-10 10:39 AM   #27 
     - Why do you think you have a right to talk to posters like this?  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:40 AM   #30 
        - I'm sorry, I didn't realize I had to run my posts by you.  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 10:44 AM   #34 
           - You have to run your posts by ALL of us, just like we have to do the same  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:47 AM   #40 
              - Not really. I don't pretend bad interpretations by prolific posters are good interpretations just  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 10:51 AM   #45 
                 - If ideas rise or fall on their own merits, then it's a waste of bandwidth  EFerrari   Aug-11-10 11:04 AM   #52 
                    - I think its inappropriate to come up with an implausibly broad interpretation of someone's remarks  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 11:05 AM   #53 
  - guess what - it doesn't matter...  lame54   Aug-11-10 10:46 AM   #39 
     - I'm of the opinion that it should go OUT of the bag (not in the bag).  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 10:48 AM   #43 
        - you are so wrong...  lame54   Aug-11-10 11:00 AM   #50 
        - He was clearly criticizing people that think Obama is like Bush.  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 11:03 AM   #51 
           - not clear at all - the evidence is the many many pissed off people  lame54   Aug-11-10 11:06 AM   #54 
              - Just because people are pissed off doesn't mean they interpreted his comments plausibly.  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 11:09 AM   #57 
        - Please identify the "small group of the left"...  ljm2002   Aug-11-10 11:48 AM   #63 
           - You really don't think such a group exists? Plenty exist HERE who think that.  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 11:53 AM   #65 
              - Okay, got it...  ljm2002   Aug-11-10 02:27 PM   #78 
                 - The problem isn't necessarily the posters. He was attacking the "professional left"  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 05:11 PM   #88 
                    - Then we're back to the original question...  ljm2002   Aug-11-10 05:54 PM   #90 
                       - Thom Hartmann is one example.  BzaDem   Aug-11-10 06:25 PM   #93 
                          - Quote, please. n/t  ljm2002   Aug-11-10 06:57 PM   #94 
  - Yup --  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-11-10 10:32 AM   #4 
  - Looks like it. And then the problem is, what do you do with knowing that. n/t  EFerrari   Aug-11-10 10:32 AM   #5 
  - Excellent question -- what do we do, knowing that?  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:34 AM   #12 
  - That makes me mournfully sad.  myrna minx   Aug-11-10 10:44 AM   #35 
  - I know.  EFerrari   Aug-11-10 10:57 AM   #48 
  - You concentrate on giving the WH a Congress they truly can complain about.  glitch   Aug-11-10 08:40 PM   #98 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Aug-11-10 10:33 AM   #7 
  - Of course they agree with him  Autumn   Aug-11-10 10:33 AM   #9 
  - Gibbs wasn't asked to pull over on the side of the road to resign, thats for sure. -nt  Poboy   Aug-11-10 10:34 AM   #10 
  - Oh, snap  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:35 AM   #13 
  - Whoa, well put.  Starry Messenger   Aug-11-10 10:39 AM   #25 
  - HA! Perfect!  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-11-10 10:40 AM   #29 
  - THE HORROR! n/t  LoZoccolo   Aug-11-10 10:34 AM   #11 
  - I think General McChrystal's comments to Rolling Stone  myrna minx   Aug-11-10 10:35 AM   #14 
  - That's actually another excellent point I didn't think of  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:36 AM   #18 
  - Having spent decades in the corp. world if I had ever done anything like that I would  RKP5637   Aug-11-10 10:36 AM   #16 
  - 'Zactly. n/t  EFerrari   Aug-11-10 10:38 AM   #22 
  - Yup, exactly  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:42 AM   #33 
  - +1. nt  Lorien   Aug-11-10 10:50 AM   #44 
  - Of course they disagree  killbotfactory   Aug-11-10 10:38 AM   #21 
  - You can have a cool Halloween party with all those strawmen  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 10:44 AM   #36 
     - Strawmen?  killbotfactory   Aug-11-10 04:33 PM   #82 
  - Yep - K&R nt  LaurenG   Aug-11-10 10:39 AM   #26 
  - Depressing.  mmonk   Aug-11-10 10:40 AM   #28 
  - Yup. Rec.  VMI Dem   Aug-11-10 10:48 AM   #42 
  - There is tacit approval  mike r   Aug-11-10 10:54 AM   #47 
  - how 'inartful' of them...  Barack2theFuture   Aug-11-10 10:58 AM   #49 
  - Absolutely. k/r  Bluebear   Aug-11-10 11:07 AM   #55 
  - WH says "the feelings Gibbs described were shared by the president":  mike r   Aug-11-10 11:19 AM   #59 
  - Well, there you go!  Poboy   Aug-11-10 11:20 AM   #60 
  - Well, there it is. nt  Starry Messenger   Aug-11-10 11:27 AM   #61 
  - This statement almost shocks me  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 01:36 PM   #77 
     - They are the most powerful people in the world, so I have no sympathy for their complaints.  closeupready   Aug-11-10 02:44 PM   #79 
  - I think he was directed to say it. Remember the gay activist heckling Obama?  Touchdown   Aug-11-10 11:54 AM   #66 
  - Hmmmm.... all very interesting.....  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 01:35 PM   #76 
  - The administratiion DOES agree with Gibbs. Bill Burton said so:  LWolf   Aug-11-10 11:55 AM   #67 
  - Rahm, as Chief-of-Staff, picked most of them. Of course they agree. (nt)  w4rma   Aug-12-10 01:53 AM   #101 
  - Gibbs' statement *was* a political pitch.  Marr   Aug-11-10 12:19 PM   #71 
  - Obama has been openly critical of the 'cable news and pundits'  Whisp   Aug-11-10 12:21 PM   #72 
  - 'The country's problem is not the economy or jobs or perpetual wars  Barack2theFuture   Aug-11-10 02:46 PM   #80 
  - dirty hippies need to take a fucking bath  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 05:01 PM   #86 
  - If President Obama had said something, anything, criticizing the remarks...  Danger Mouse   Aug-11-10 04:34 PM   #83 
  - The WH has affirmed that he agrees with Gibbs  LostinVA   Aug-11-10 05:01 PM   #87 
     - I'm beyond feeling disappointed at this point.  Danger Mouse   Aug-11-10 09:15 PM   #99 
  - By what channel would the Administration signal it's true intentions?  Canuckistanian   Aug-11-10 08:30 PM   #95 
  - I think it's a sista souljah moment  RainDog   Aug-11-10 08:34 PM   #96 
  - They are too busy trying to quash the Wikileaks thingy?  L0oniX   Aug-11-10 08:38 PM   #97 
  - They obviously welcome our anger at them. So give them what they want.  w4rma   Aug-12-10 01:48 AM   #100 
  - rec 92. As I mentioned before, I believe it is a tactic to gain support from the center-right. nm  rhett o rick   Aug-12-10 09:34 AM   #103 
  - I agreed with your post in your thread  LostinVA   Aug-12-10 10:35 AM   #107 
     - Yes I saw. I am reiterating the point in various similar threads. nm  rhett o rick   Aug-12-10 10:44 AM   #109 
        - Good, because it's a good point  LostinVA   Aug-12-10 10:52 AM   #110 
  - Well into the 3rd news cycle and no word that anyone in the WH considered this even a poor...  laughingliberal   Aug-12-10 10:19 AM   #104 

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